SkyBell HD – Smart Doorbell
Our SkyBell smart doorbell was one of the very first devices we reviewed on our site back in 2014. We are now on our third generation device and it’s time for an update on our experience. We will focus on improvements over the SkyBell 2.0
Affiliate disclosure: This page contains links that may earn us a commission from Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. We received the Skybell HD as a part of this review. Opinions and conclusions are our own.
SkyBell has continued to improve their packaging and this is the nicest version yet, including the integration with Nest prominently on the box.
The model is well built and the installation is simple, especially for us since we are replacing the previous SkyBell. The mounting kit has definitely improved and our installed SkyBell looks like it has been there forever.
When we upgraded to the 2.0 version, we didn’t see much of a difference in the performance of the SkyBell – frankly it still seemed to take a long time from someone pushing the bell or setting off the motion sensor until it notified us on our phones. But the SkyBell HD is much, much faster. It is still pretty hard to catch the UPS guy real time, but it is far more possible. The SkyBell even captures some video footage a few seconds before motion is detected, so you can get a really accurate video image of the person who came to your door.